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Luzon coal plants could double premature deaths in Manila, elsewhere

December 11, 2020

Philippine Daily Inquirer:

Cases of premature deaths due to air pollution are feared to more than double in Metro Manila and in the provinces of La Union, Bataan, and Bulacan once the proposed coal-fired power plants in these areas and nearby places become operational, according to an international research group.

Adverse health impacts from pollutants emitted by these plants will also burden the country with at least P14 billion in health and economic costs yearly, the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (Crea) reported. 

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis had earlier reported that the DOE moratorium could attract some $30 billion in renewable energy investments. 

[Jhesset Enano]

More: Group airs grim health warnings over planned Luzon coal plants

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